St Mary's RNLI volunteer crew rescue local kayaker who capsized in big swell

Lifeboats News Release

A local kayaker was rescued by the volunteer crew of the St. Mary's Lifeboat on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

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The Whiteheads
The lifeboat under the command of coxswain Peter Hicks responded to a report from someone on the shore of St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, who saw a kayaker overturn in a big swell.

St. Mary's lifeboat The Whiteheads was launched at 5.24pm and arrived on the scene five minutes later just off Periglis, St. Agnes. At 5.32pm the kayaker was helped back on-board his kayak and the lifeboat escorted him back to safety. There was too much swell to use the St. Agnes quay, so the kayaker made his way to the slipway under the Turk's Head public house, landing ashore at 5.46pm. The casualty was reported as none the worse for wear and the volunteer crew returned to St. Mary's harbour where the lifeboat was refuelled, ready for service.

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Stock shot attached of St. Mary's all-weather lifeboat The Whiteheads

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